What an awesome supper this was. Fast and really easy too.
I can't take credit for the ribs because I actually found the recipe somewhere online, but they are fabulous. Easy easy easy with just a few simple ingredients most of us keep on hand!
Now, I can take credit for the grits,,,and I will. They are crazy good.
Love the slight hit of sweetness you get from that little bit of fresh corn that runs
through it and the kale boosts up the healthy factor.
The first time I made a version of this, I used fat free half & half which worked
perfectly. This time I used 1/2 cup of heavy cream with 1/2 cup of water
for the simple reason, I was out of 1/2&1/2.
Either way, the grits end up creamy and rich tasting. You can also
substitute any flavor of cheese you choose. I think Havarti, Pepper Jack, Swiss,
Stovetop BBQ Ribs
6 Country Style Ribs, boneless
1/4 cup A-1 Steak Sauce
1/4 cup Ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire
1 tbsp Soy Sauce, low sodium
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/4 cup water
Cheesy Grits with Corn & Kale
1 cup Quick Cooking Grits
3 cups Chicken Broth
1 cup Half & Half, fat free will work
2-3 stalks of Kale, core removed, chopped
4oz Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 Ear of Corn, kernels removed (may use 1/2 cup frozen or canned)
Salt and Pepper
Ribs: Whisk together steak sauce and next 5 ingredients. Place ribs in a large saucepan and pour the sauce over the top. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Replace lid back on the pan at an angle, leaving space for steam to escape to help reduce and thicken sauce. Cook another 25 to 35 minutes or until pork is very tender and sauce is thickened and sticking to ribs.
Grits: In the meantime, combine chicken broth and half & half. Bring to a boil in a medium size saucepan. Whisk in fast cooking grits to combine, making sure there are no clumps; stir in kale. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes (or recommendations on package). Whisk in cheese until melted; stir in corn and heat through. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper if desired.
Garnish with green onions.